[SPORK] Weird definition of "draining the swamp"

Owen Byrne owen at permafrost.net
Wed Apr 30 16:48:11 PDT 2003


Jeff Bone wrote:

>
> On Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003, at 13:06 US/Central, Russell Turpin wrote:
>
>> Jeff Bone:
>>
>>> However, I'm not sure it's true --- I think we could tally up 
>>> invasions, excursions, interventions, police actions, illegal 
>>> arrests on foreign soil (i.e. international kidnappings), 
>>> assassinations, other breaches of international law, and enemy com- 
>>> and non-com deaths in various conflicts of us vs. the previous 
>>> USSR...  and it'd probably be a pretty close call, if we didn't lose 
>>> it outright.
>>
>>
>> Not even close. The USSR would 'win' hands down. At
>> least, if we get to count the numbers of their own
>> citizens who were killed.
>
>
> We're talking about international relations, not internal ones.  If 
> you count that, then you need to throw in our Civil War on our tally.  
> What then?
>
> jb

Umm, not to mention slavery...
Owen




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